The AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader assists the Site Supervisor in running the build site on a daily basis including completing the day’s work plan, solving problems, and ensuring volunteers and partner families have a meaningful experience.

They build relationships with volunteers and partner families while instructing, coaching, and encouraging participation in the construction process. They also focus on our three on-site priorities: safety, productivity, and fun. 


Who we are looking for

You are someone who loves helping others be successful, no matter how small the task – and have an ability to think through and explain needs in multiple steps. You are a talented communicator and enjoy being around many different types of people. You may already have some construction skills - but at the very least, you have a strong desire to learn the ins and outs of residential construction. Finally, weather doesn’t faze you – you’d rather be outside!


Key Responsibilities

Construction and Volunteer Management (80%)
Working on a team, prepare for and manage volunteer build days by leading small groups in task execution and following organization protocols.


Leadership and Teamwork (20%)
As a key Programs Team member, contribute to our organizational health through enthusiastic collaboration, leadership, and personal integrity.



AmeriCorps members will receive a monthly living stipend, health plan benefits, workers' compensation, and loan deferral. Habitat Chicago provides an additional $250 stipend for food and transportation in the form of a CTA pass, gas gift card, or grocery gift card.  Members receive an education award at the completion of their term of service (1,700 hours). 


To Apply

After reviewing the Full Position Description, please submit a cover letter and resume to helen.quach@habitatchicago.org with “AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader – Your Name” in the subject line by 12/31/2022. Only successful applicants will be contacted and interviews will take place on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.


Full Description


Habitat for Humanity Chicago values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

Habitat for Humanity Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. This organization does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability status, religion, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.



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